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    Can You Cannondale guys tell me what bike this is?

    Looking to buy a bike for my dad and this is a local one on sale.

    All I know is that it's a Prophet.

    I'd like to know:

    1) The model (aren't there a few different ones, like prophet 600/800/etc?)
    2) The year
    3) The rear shock - and whether is has lockout capability
    4) Whether the brakes are hydraulic/mechanical
    5) Any other details on the components/drive train you guys can tell from the pic

    Also, it's a medium and my pops is 5'10''. I think he has like a 30'' inseam. Should it work?

    Thanks a ton guys. I ride a Giant, but Cannondale looks pretty cool to me.


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    Only way to tell if it fits and he likes it, is to get him on it.
    I rode my Prophet medium, I am 5-9" 32-ish.. I felt a bit cramped really. I had a 110 stem I think AND a set back post. I feel the same way on my HT medium too sometimes....
    As far as the specs go, I am out.
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    I think this is the bike:

    BikePedia - 2006 Cannondale Prophet 1000 Complete Bicycle

    Also, it looks to have been modified. The shock was not stock, Looks like avid bb7 instead of juicys. Cranks look different as well
    "Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"

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    zurC atnaS. You're right; that does look like it's the bike. I actually bought it tonight for $500. And you're right about some of the parts not matching up. Strange because the guy told me he bought it new and never changed anything out.

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    Look At the Sticker Under The crank. All cannondale's have a Q# with a bar code and call the 1800 BIKE USA. The will look it up for you.

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    Thanks for the tips. So I took it out for a bit just in my neighborhood last night and it feels like a fun bike. Seems more lively than my Giant reign x. I did notice that there is oil leaking from the lefty - wish I had noticed it earlier. It also seems pretty easy to flex, but all I have to compare it to is the fork on my reign. Think I still got a decent deal for $500?
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    $500 is a great price. Even if it needs a little work and a few part you will still have a great bike for way under $1000

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    Yeah, I took it by a shop and they said the left would need to be overhauled. Is it something the average person could tackle himself? Or should I just pony up the $ for it?

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    Nice deal you got there.. but...

    before you give you lefty to your LBS , do a quick search on here for Mendon , his shop is in up states NY , send you lefty to him and he will have it like new and back on your bike in a week.

    Forget about your LBS for lefty work , they will most likely mess it up for you. Most of us on the forum send our lefty to Mendon , he is an expert on this thing and his rate is much better then your LBS.

    Cheers and for 5 bills , congrad on a nice find

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    looks like a 2006. you can tell by the first letter in the serial number. if its a 2006, it should start with a "R."

    taking the fork apart and overhauling yourself is a bit of a pain. especially if youve never done anything like that before. what were they going to charge you for the work?
    it also shouldnt be "flexy." the Lefty is a very stiff fork. you might be noticing some play from the hub and or headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heywatchthis View Post
    before you give you lefty to your LBS , do a quick search on here for Mendon , his shop is in up states NY , send you lefty to him and he will have it like new and back on your bike in a week.

    Forget about your LBS for lefty work , they will most likely mess it up for you. Most of us on the forum send our lefty to Mendon , he is an expert on this thing and his rate is much better then your LBS.
    Sounds like something I should look into. I think they were asking for $40 + parts. Here is the shop I went to - they seem to know what they are doing with Cannondales.
    Revolution Cycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadatbirth View Post
    it also shouldnt be "flexy." the Lefty is a very stiff fork. you might be noticing some play from the hub and or headset.
    The only thing I have to compare it to is the front fork on my bike:2008 Giant Reign X0

    It's definitely "flexier" at this point than the fork on mine.

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